Taquamenon Falls, Michigan
Lake Michigan, Michigan
You can't be more in the heart of the Great Lakes than in Michigan! If the state's capital is Lansing, it is home above all to the mythical city of Detroit, a legend for all lovers of the concept of the "self-made man" and the fabulous rise of the American automobile industry. It is a true legacy of the "American Dream". Immaculate nature, vintage coastline and Detroit cinema version, the American Way of Life is alive and well.
Discover the region
To find your way around Michigan, you first need to know how to distinguish the Lower Peninsula with its boxing glove-like appearance, located between Lake Erie and Lake Huron, with its back against Lake Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula, a long jetty that tapers to the confluence of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. A whole journey on a maritime theme, through the many small lost ports that dot 3200 miles of coastline, the 149 state lighthouses, hundreds of beaches and islands, or wrecks and huge sand dunes. A fragrance of sweet nostalgia, which can be found from one seaside resort to another.
But Michigan is also synonymous with beautiful forests, thick and full of thousands of small lakes, around which many mining and lumberjack villages have served as the backdrop for Jim Harrison's novels! On the Upper Peninsula are concentrated the oldest iron or copper mines that never go without their picturesque ghost towns. Finally, Soo Locks (gigantic locks in Sault Ste. Marie that allow ocean freighters to pass through) is a huge natural refuge for local wildlife and loneliness lovers who come to enjoy its 150 waterfalls inherited from the Canadian Shield.